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city. we now know about what happened just before that plane went down. and today we're expected to get a break from the wet weather but look at it right now. that's a live picture. we'll tell you when the rain will make a return and what it means for your weekend. it is 4:31. good morning. this is nbc 10 news today. i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm chris cato. we need the rain but people get a little nervous when you talk about it raining on their weekend plans. >> right. >> some of us more so than others. meteorologist bill henley is standing by with his first alert forecast. some saw a lot of rain overnight. >> a tremendous amount of rain, 3, 4, 5 inches of rainfall. there's not much left, just a few showers in and around trenton. they're moving into an area that is under a flood warning because of the heavy rainfall, west deptford, mantua, mullica hill, upper gloucester county in new jersey. those showers will clear. then we're done with the rainfall for today. look at this, we have a nice breeze out of the north flowing.
that's dry air coming into the area. that's really going to help with the drying out process during the day today. and yes, we will get sunshine, even though tracy pointed out the clouds we have right now will be thinning out. 68 degrees at 6:00. by 9:00, some hints of sunshine and then we break out into bright sunshine at lunch time. we're in the 80s this afternoon. we'll go through the forecast neighborhood by neighborhood when i'm back in ten minutes. right now a check of traffic and more on the roads that are a bit damp this morning. jessica boyington. jessica? >> especially damp out in new sey there, bill. 295 right now around the black horse pike. this is through a work zone that we've had for quite some time. there are lane restrictions but something we're used to. a 13-minute drive time, no problems southbound from 38 up towards the black horse pike. as for the blue route, you can see moving along nicely there. all the cars are green. 18 minutes headed northbound from 95 to the schuylkill. 15 minutes only. this is where we kipically see the jamjz the southbound side
from the schuylkill up towards 95. currently no problems or delays for mass transit so far this morning. coming up in the next ten minutes we'll check in with 95. new from overnight, fire crews put out a fire at a scrap yard in chester. firefighters were able to get it out quickly. the scrap yard has been in business for 60 years. 4:33. remembering 9/11. in just a few showers, a series of sayre moneys will begin honoring those killed in the terrorist attacks in new york, washington and shanksville, pennsylvania. >> one of the largest local memorials is the garden of reflection in yeardley, bucks county. that's where nbc 10's katy zachry joins us live this morning. what have they planned there today? >> the remembrance ceremony here at the garden of restriction began last night. there was an evening candle light ceremony last night. the tributes continue later today. every year, this 9/11 memorial ceremony is widely attended. bucs conte lost the most men and
women of any county in pennsylvania, nearly 20 victims here. some of them were from here in lower makefield township. even several of the victims' family members are part of the planning process for these memorial services. coming up in just a few hours at 8:30 this morning, there's a remembrance ceremony here again. it's widely attended every year. the tributes do not end there at 8:30. they continue throughout the day. even this weekend, coming up in the next hour, we'll lay out for you what you can expect later today and this weekend as people in this community pay tribute to the victims of 9/11. roaring live in yeardley, katy zachry, nbc 10 news. and overnight, people in pennsauken placed nearly 3,000 flags at the 9/11 memorial there. there's a flag for every person who died in the september 11th attacks 14 years ago today. every year, volunteers come out to the monument to place the flags in the ground. >> mother nature wasn't as necessarily cooperative this
year but you know, the community still came out and we had the flags out and the tradition has continued. that's a good thing. >> this monument has been in pennsauken for 12 years. it's dedicated to first responders. >> 4:35 now. we just got off the phone with the coast guard about ten minutes ago. they told us when the sun comes up, their crews will be back out on the water searching for a missing pilot off the coast of atlantic city. a plane went down yesterday afternoon about seven miles off the coast of atlantic city. the coast guard found debris but they haven't found the pilot. bad weather could have played a role in the crash. the plane is registered to a 68-year-old man from michigan. today the delaware attorney general, wilmington police and the fbi will announce the results of a month's long investigation into several murders and violent crimes in wilmington. last year, "newsweek" dubbed the new castle city murdertown usa.
28 people were killed last year and this year the city is already on pace to beat that record. there have been 20 homicides since january, according to citydata.com. surveillance cameras were installed in violent neighborhoods to catch a crime in progress. a public safety report found there's only one person monitoring all 62 cameras. city council says that's not enough oversight. 4:36 now. we are just 15 days away, 15 days until pope francis arrives0 world meeting of families. you're looking at animation of screening stations and fencing that will be in place around center city. the secret service released this video yesterday, giving is a closer look at how security will transform the city. one thing you'll notice, metal detectors. those will be in place near city hall, the parkway, independence hall and around the cathedral basilica where the pope will hold a private mass that
saturday. people who live within the perimeter will have to start moving their cars next week. you can park those vehicles in the naval hospital lot in south philadelphia for free but space is limited there. you can go to one of the parking authorities six designated garages on september 20th. $20 covers you for the entire weekend. there's information into a series of freeway shootings out west. >> we'll tell you why police are ramping up their investigation and what you're being asked to do. and prison riot. why the inmates say they turned to violence to get their message across.
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cloudy start this morning. we will see a nice afternoon with some sunshine and the humidity will be comanf down. right now it's 69 degrees. that is running cooler than yesterday. we'll be in the 80s this afternoon but we're still dealing with a few isolated showers this morning, just some light showers have just moved through philadelphia into gloucester and camden counties. you can see showers in the trenton area as well. storm totals, impressive, paulsboro had more than 4 1/2 inches of rain. look at claymont, more than 3 1/2 inches in dove es and in than 3. >>s of rain. there's a chance we'll see more rainfall totals over the weekend. we could see scattered showers and thunderstorms on saturday and sunday. the full seven-day when i'm back in ten minutes. bill, sounds like a plan. 20 minutes till 5:00. we've seen ponding, flooding out there on the roads. hopefully that's drying out soon
later this morning. >> nbc 10 first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington is watching the roads. >> good advice there. chris and tracy, we're on 95 at state road to start. 13-minute drive time headed southbound from woodhaven road up towards the vine street expressway. if you're headed to the center city area, no real problems yet. possibly damp roadways, we're in through a work zone, something that's been ongoing for quite some time. we're still moving along. 422, we're moving along there as well. the eastbound lanes are where we see a delay. that's later on in the morning. we have no volume or traffic right now. 29 up towards the schuylkill expressway taking about an eight-minute trip. out in north coventry township, chester county, a downed tree is blocking off route 724 east and westbound around route 100. watch out for that. the area bridges, heading into philadelphia, currently in problems for walt, the ben and the betsy ross. officials in south korea handed down a sentence to a man who slashed a u.s. ambassador. >> you may remember these images
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4:44. 67 degrees outside. authorities in ecuador say they have control of a state prison after a group of inmates rioted yesterday. they demanded a meeting with the minister of justice to report poor treatment at the prison. the minister said nothing about the meeting with the prisoners but did say guards and police took back control of the facility. a south korean man will spend 12 years in prison for slashing and seriously injuring the u.s. ambassador.
kim ki-jong attacked mark lippert. he says he never intended to kill the ambassador. things aren't sounding good for the mayor of allentown right now a lehigh valley developer pleaded guilty to bribery. court documents don't identify that elected official by name but they say he announced his candidacy for a federal office on april 17th. that's the same day when allentown mayor ed pawlowski announced he's running for u.s. senate. pawlowski suspended that campaign in july days after the fbi raided allentown city hall. pawlowski has not been charged with a crime. a new jersey police officer will face criminal charges in a deadly wrong-way crash on the staten island expressway. sources say pedro abad had a blood alcohol content three times the legal limit when he
crashed into a tractor-trailer in march. a fellow officeren aa friend died in the crash. a third officer was injured. there has been another car shot on a highway in arizona. that's at least the 11th time in two weeks. that a car, truck or bus has been hit by gunfire while driving down interstate 10 in phoenix. no one has been hurt but the fear of being hit is palpable for many and now drivers are avoiding the route at all cost. >> who want to be driving on i-10 when there are bullets flying around. the. >> i highway patrol is on the lookout for what may be multiple shooters. police admit they done the have any leads and they're asking the public for help as they watch every road they can however they can. tomorrow marks one year since the deadly ambush of two pennsylvania state troopers outside the police barracks in
blooming grove, pike county. eric frein shot and killed corporal bryon dickson and wounded trooper alex douglas. he was the subject of a seven-week manhunt in the poconos until police finally found him hidingç in an abandod airplane hangar. he's pleaded not guilty and his trial is scheduled to start in december. happening today, ridley park police officer mark hadley who was shot while on duty a couple weeks ago responding to a call will be given the district attorney's order for merit for heroism at a 9/11 memorial in media, delaware county. his bulletproof vest saved his life. he told us about it in an interview. the suspect was arrested for the shooting and is charged with attempted murder. the community college of philadelphia will host a moving tribute to remember the victims of the september 11th attacks later this morning. 22 flags will be placed around school's boniol circle to honor the 21 pennsylvania residents
who died that day as well as a 2002 graduate of ccp who died in the iraq war. the ceremony begins at 10:00 this morning. today organizers of the philly aids walk will gather in rittenhouse square to kick off events leading up to that day. next month, thousands of walkers and runners will raise money for-prevention, education and care services in this area. that is the 29th year for that aeon vent. >> a township in berks county are under quarantine because of the spotted lanternfly. the invasive insect has been found in longswamp township, including the borough of topton. the quarantine means that firewo firewood, brush and yard waste cannot be moved because it could spread the pest. it has attacked 25 plant species growing in pennsylvania. 4:48.
wildwood is still hoping you'll want to spend your weekends down the shore. there are a lot of events planned for its second season. the roar to the shore motorcycle rally is happening. we told you about that yesterday morning. thousands of bike riders, bikers, motorcycle vendors, merchandise and live entertainment all weekend. today and tomorrow, the mummers will be there. they will have a strut contest and a parade. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. wind shield wipers are still going in a few areas. as the day goes on, people will be putting their sunglasses on. we're starting to dry out in philadelphia, very heavy rainfall yesterday. scattered clouds right now in philadelphia and some light rain in the area. 68 degrees right now at philadelphia international. we have a northerly wind developing. that's starting to bring drier air into the area. still plenty damp as you can see by this live view, looking
towards citizens bank park. it is going to be rain free during the afternoon hours. but there go the last few showers, light showers moving through gloucester township. flood warnings still in effect until 7:00 this morning. this is the area, three, four, five inches of rain yesterday. that was not the only spot. the rain from yesterday is now in new england. we turn our attention to this for the weekend. showers and thunderstorms from chicago through st. louis and through missouri into arkansas. that storm system will likely bring us some showers and thunderstorms on saturday and a chance into sunday. here's a futurecast, this is 12:00 noontime on saturday. clouds in the area but look at the storms buildingç for satury evening. if you have weekend plans, take a look at this. saturday at 6:00, heavy rainfall in northeastern maryland and that will be moving towards philadelphia. that's at 9:00 saturday evening. and the chance of storms will be
pushing through the area into sunday morning as well. not today. leave the umbrella at home. don't forget your sunglasses. we'll start with clouds partly sunny this afternoon and warm. low to mid-80s today. tomorrow, the storms moving in later in the day before they move in, we'll get enough sunshine to warm into the low 80s. on sunday, a few showers in the morning, then drying out, 76 degrees. 76 degrees, the high on sunday. look at monday. beautiful nice and comfortable with low humidity. 50s in the morning, 70s in the afternoon. then we're back in the 80s for tuesday, wednesday and thursday. all right, bill, thanks for that. nine minutes before 5:00. wet roads, you know you'll face those when you head out, also there's an accident. >> jessica boyington has a look at what's beginning on there. >> yes, chris and tracy, we're on the blue route around route 30. we have an accident scene right over here. you can see police activity there right now as well. they're over into that right-hand shoulder. not a lot of volume and traffic moving through the area,
definitely something to watch out for on the southbound side of the blue route right now. and if you're heading out the door for the rest of our mathers in philadelphia, currently no problems or delays. we're on the schuylkill expressway right now. moving through the conshohocken curve. you can see both lanes, green, 13 minutes eastbound from the blue route up towards the vine street expressway. no problems heading into the center city area. but watch out for a downed tree in chester county in north coventry township. route 724 eastbound and westbound right near route 100. we'll have up with dates coming up in the next ten minutes. this morning, rescue crews continue searching for the pilot of the plane that crashed off the coast of atlantic city yesterday. we'll tell you what experts now say may have played a role in the crash and what we know about the pilot. here in vineland, new jersey where progresso light soups are made, we'll never give up our cheddar, our cream,
floodwaters. more than 100,000 people evacuated. heavy rains caused flash flooding throughout parts of louisiana as well. water was at or above the headlights of a lot of vehicles in lake charles. some drivers tried to force their way through that stading water and ended up in trouble, something you should never do. no one was injure, though. scientists believe they discovered our new ancestors. >> this is so cool. >> the new species of humans are giving us insight into our past. they found it at the krad of human kind. it's yielded more than 1500 specimens. the latest bones show a mix of human-like and primitive characteristics. researchers are still trying to figure out how old the fossils are and how the bones got into this chamber. one possibility is the room was
used to bury bodies. camden county is keeping a close eye on man's best friend in an effort to prevent purchases from puppy mills. that is what is behind norman's law. it requires inspections of all pet stores in camden county. officials want to make sure the stores are are not buying and selling dogs from puppy mills. the stores have to prove where their animals came from. if they violate the law, the shop could be shut down. >> a majority of dogs that end up in shelters and res qcues, peoples buy a dog and they don't realize what they've gotten themselves into with medical and vet bills. 4:56 now. happening this weekend, the south philly garden tour gets under way. it's the south philadelphia food co-op's biggest fund-raiser of the year.
all the money they raise goes through opening and operating a member owned grocery store. happening this weekend in chester county, we all look forward to this, thousands expected to go to the 30th annual kennett square mushroom festival. the event runs tomorrow and sunday. there will be machine room cooking contests, tracy and a fried mushroom eating competition. where's my bib? kennett square is known as the mushroom capital of the world. >> i've been to that festival. it's very fun. more than 100 prestigious men and women are nur otheria a -- in our area are getting top honors. it includes elected officials, education leaders, business people and community activists. the tribune is the nation's oldest newspaper serving the african-american community, the most influentialç african-americans will be featured in a special edition on sunday. speaking of influential people, smokin' joe frazier will have a statue in south
philadelphia. the 12-foot bronze likeness will be unveiled tomorrow at the corner of 11th and pattyson streets. it will re-create him midpunch. frazier was the first fighter ever to beat ali. the ceremony to reveal that new statue begins at 1:00 at xfinity live. i saw a preview of what the artist created. it looks pretty awesome. >> right. you're watching nbc 10 news today. nbc 10 news today at 5:00 a.m. starts right now. nbc 10 news starts now. >> the coast guard is searching for a survivor after a small plane crashed into the ocean off atlanta see. this morning, an aviation expert explains why the weather may have played a role. >> and speaking of weather, showers and storms caused flooding in parts of the area. look at this, this is route 130 overnight at the brooklawn circumstance until camden county. drivers encountering flooded
roads this morning. that flood threat is easing as showers and storms have moved out. things are drying out. after 24 hours of rain pretty much, we'll have some sunshine and cooler weather today. rain returning, though, possibly later. good morning and welcome to nbc 10 news today, i'm chris cato. >> i'm tracy davidson. it's just about 5:00. here's a look at the overnight flooding that we've been talking about. we took this video on route 130 at the brooklawn circle in brooklawn camden county. that's a place that almost always floods. you can see the cars slowly making their way through the high water there. we always say don't do that. that's how you get stuck. >> people always do it. >> yes. >> let's begin with meteorologist bill henley in the first alert weather center and talk about drying out. >> the heavy rain is long gone. we're still dealing with a few scattered, very light showers this morning. unfortunately some of the showers are falling back in the areas that are experiencing flooding rooting now. you show parts of camden county, gloucester county under a flood
warning. light rainfall for barrington, gloucester and washington township. the rain won't last at the shore. scattered showers north of atlantic city. you can see bass river is getting a few rain drops, just to the south of ship bottom. temperatures are cooler this morning. we're at 68 degrees in philadelphia. in fact, everybody is in the 60s this morning. we'll warm into the 80s this afternoon. it will be a warm day and with clearing skies, we will indeed be drying out. the northerly winds will help, too, out of the north/northwest at 9 miles an hour, 67 degrees. that dry air blows into the area as the temperature climbs at 10:00. breaks of sunshine at 10:00 and bright sunshine as we go into the afternoon. your neighborhood by neighborhood forecast when i'm back in ten minutes. jessica boyington right now is dealing with some of the roads that are still plenty damp. jessica? >> causing some accident scenes as well, bill. we're on the blue route right now around route 30 where you can see we do have an accident scene here. police activity on the scene,